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Park, Robert Ezra

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Born: 1864 AD
Died: 1944 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Sociologist

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1864 - Born on February 14th in Harveyville, Pennsylvania. American sociologist noted for his work on ethnic minority groups, particularly African Americans, and on human ecology, a term he is credited with coining.

1887 - Park earned his A.B. at the University of Michigan.

1899-1904 - Received his his A.M. at Harvard, and his Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg.

         - He taught at Harvard University.

1906 - Park wrote two magazine articles about the oppression of the Congolese by Belgian colonial administrators.

1912 - He became secretary to Booker T. Washington and is said to have written most of Washington's The Man Farthest Down.

1914 - He taught at the University of Chicago.

1921 - With Ernest W. Burgess, Park wrote a standard text, Introduction to the Science of Sociology.

1922 - In The Immigrant Press and Its Control, Park argued that foreign-language newspapers would, in the long run, promote assimilation of immigrants.

1936 - He was a professor at Fisk University.

1944 - Died on February 7th.

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